Timbers Tid Bits: Andy Najar Edition

Andy Najar #14 of D.C. United is given a red card and ejected from the game by referee Jair Marrufo in the second half against the New York Red Bulls during their Eastern Conference Semifinal match at RFK Stadium. - Patrick McDermott

The Philadelphia Union try to get back together with a former player and Don Garber says no to Buck Shaw Stadium.

While the eight playoff teams are resting up for the second leg of the conference semifinals on Wednesday and Thursday, today's news includes some reviews of the playoffs so far. Aside from that, off-season trade rumors have begun and another MLS coach is out of job, and it's all here for you to read. Enjoy.

It Was A Questionable Call, But The Andy Najar Red Card Didn't Need To Happen
I thought the most exciting game this weekend was probably the DC-NY match, with two own goals and a red card for Andy Najar. Black and Red United runs through an amusing list pretty much everything Najar could have done other than throwing the ball at the ref.

Martin Rennie's Negative Tactics Were the Best Available
Eighty Six Forever says that even though the Whitecaps lost their knockout round game, bunkering down was still the right way to go.

In the playoffs, we are Mechagodzilla
The secret to the Dynamo's success in the playoffs.

Garber: If San Jose host MLS Cup, it would not be held at Buck Shaw
An alternative location is yet to be determined.

Le Toux: Leaving So Soon?
Sebastien Le Toux is reportedly at least in talks with the Philadelphia Union.

Landon Donovan 'always' in U.S. plans, Jurgen Klinsmann says
Donovan is talking about stepping away from soccer, at least for a while, but Klinsmann still wants him.

The Montreal Impact and Jesse Marsch part ways
The club says this is "not a dismissal or a resignation, but rather an amicable parting of ways."

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